Samantha and the Cowboy Book Summary and Study Guide

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Samantha is a sixteen-year-old girl struggling to help her family make a living on their farm shortly after the Civil War. She disguises herself as a boy so she can work on a cattle drive to pay off their debts. She falls in love with a cowboy, Matthew Hart, who is bitter over his experiences in the war. But Matthew thinks Samantha is a boy.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "wild west" era Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   struggle to escape poverty Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   he/she is really a she/he

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   rancher/cowboy Age/status:    -   a teen Unusual characteristics?    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   farmer Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas    -   West Prairie    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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